Helping Hands Centre gets a helping hand
February 5, 2010

Helping Hands Centre gets a helping hand

Four students of the Helping Hands Centre for the disabled have been awarded one-year scholarships, thanks to the Mustique Charitable Trust.{{more}}

On Tuesday, two members of the Trust, Basil Charles and Lavinia Gunn, handed over a cheque valued at EC$11,795 to board members of the Association for People with Disabilities (APD), the caretakers of the Centre.

The donations will cover the cost of the students’ transportation, breakfast, harnesses and diapers for the year 2010.

The centre, which sees more than 15 students in attendance on any one day, had successfully submitted a proposal requesting the assistance of the Trust last year.

The Mustique Charitable Trust, since its establishment in 2008, has already made donations to a number of institutions, including the St. Vincent Technical College, the Bread of Life Home, St. Benedict’s Children’s Home and Our Lady of Guadelupe Home.

The Trust plans to give university bursaries to students attending a regional university in the near future.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the APD Junior Bacchus announced that the Centre will be opening its playground in the next three weeks.

Bacchus said that the facility will be equipped with specially designed equipment for persons with disabilities.

The playground was part-sponsored by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Social Investment Fund, among other donors.